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 A consultant recommended that Pasco County consider a dozen canal dredging projects in west Pasco's coastal communities at a cost that could reach nearly $13.5 million. Commissioners, however, said the project list should be broadened. [WILL VRAGOVIC, Times 2011]

Pasco commissioners seek broader dredging of west Pasco canals

NEW PORT RICHEY — A plan to dredge a dozen west Pasco canals at an estimated cost of up to $13.5 million drew a near unanimous response Tuesday from three west-side county commissioners: Why isn't the plan bigger? Commissioner Kathryn Starkey wondered why the project list, devised by Dewberry Consultants LLC, exclu …


  1. Zephyrhills council postpones hearing on water and sewer rate increase

    Local Government

    ZEPHYRHILLS – The Zephyrhills City Council has set a new date for the public to weigh in on a proposed water and sewer rate increase, two weeks after the council received an earful from residents opposing the plan.

  2. Pasco Briefs for Dec. 15



    Mentors needed, training dates set

  3. Holiday events in Pasco and Hernando counties for Dec. 15



    Symphony in Lights: The Shops at Wiregrass continues its annual holiday light show from 6 to 9 p.m. daily through Dec. 31 in the center court at 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. The show features a 55-foot tree with more than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to holiday favorites by …

  4. Pasco cuts tourism aid to annual Dick's lacrosse tournament


    For $90,000, Pasco County is supposed to receive year-long national publicity and exposure to tourists as part of its presenting sponsorship of the annual Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions lacrosse tournament in Wesley Chapel.

  5. The weather outside is frightful. Well, wet and cold anyway.


    Prepare yourselves Tampa Bay: It's finally time for sweater weather.

  6. Delgado gets 25 years in prison for role in 2015 Moon Lake triple murder


    NEW PORT RICHEY — Dora Delgado will spend the next 25 years in prison for shooting one person, who survived, and aiding in the shooting deaths of three other people in Moon Lake in February 2015.

  7. Class Notes


    School Calendar

    • Dec. 22: End of second grading quarter.

    • Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter Break.